Looks like Firefox isn't the only one going through a diet. Here's a sneak peek at what could be a new UI for Gnome's default web browser.
Since Ubuntu's on a default apps selection rampage, why not consider a change of browser? I'm sure Chromium has a lot of supporters, and the new Epiphany UI looks pretty interesting too.
Epiphany looks to be aiming to do one better than the competition. We might not have any tabs at all. More correctly, there'll be a different way to manage and navigate through multiple web pages.
With the trend of increasingly reducing UI elements I'm sure somebody will (eventually) realise browsers should just run permanently in fullscreen mode. How's that for more screen space?